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payment assistance part of a settlement with the u.s. justice department to involve lending claims. wells fargo is you ever aning five million dollars in assistance in areas most -- affected bay the housing crisis, nine cities in alameda and contra costa counties. >>> the man considered to be the toughest sheriff in america is in san francisco trying to figure out whether students at a local middle school sent him hate mail. sheriff joe arpaio tried to clear it up. >> reporter: joe arpaio now is known as the toughest sheriff in america also as the most controversial sheriff in america. this morning he might qualify as the most frustrated sheriff in america. others exhibit adult quality penmanship but the words all in spanish allegedly from students in a middle school sent to the sheriff, designed to hurt. >> then they said i have concentration camps with my tent city i put up 20 years ago. then i'm a racist. and i break up families and just go after brown people. >> reporter: he has a national reputation for aggressive enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was comin
after a video a wild joyride through the city goes viral. >>> out of jail and back in the u.s. what silicon valley security software pioneer john mcafee is say >>> the san francisco police officer at the center of a controversial video is the focus of an internal affairs investigation this is the video in question posted on facebook. sergeant carl t uploaded the video saying tomorrowed 100 miles an hour driving in a lamborghini through the broadway tunnel. a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you think, plus we were all drunk. he legally changed his name to sergeant t from sergeant tannenbaum has not returned our calls. >>> 7300 new and existing hopes were sold last month down a little from october up 15 1/2% from a year ago. the median price last month was $438,000, up 20% from november 2011. the number of bay area homes sold last month for over half a million dollars was up 36%. the number sold below half a million down almost 13%. >>> silicon valley millionaire software designer mogul john mcafee is back in the u.s. confessing to pretending to act crazy. he said it was
initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. rice submitted a letter to president obam apredicting the confirmation process would be lengthy, time consuming and costly. noting the unfairness of the attacks, massachusetts senator, john kerry is now the projected frontrunner for that post. >> the unscheduled fiscal cliff meeting at the white house between president obama and babe bane is over. no word of progress. the two met for about an hour this afternoon. this was their first face-to-face talk since sunday. mr. obama and boehner have struggled to make the impasse over taxes. the president wants tax rates to rise for the top 2% of income earners, which boehner is opposed to. the deal must be reached by december 31 to avoid the fiscal cliff, which would trigger a series of tax increases and spending cuts. >> a controversial facebook posting, by sergeant carl tnchts of himself, riding through the broadway tunnel and claimed he was with others in a lamborghini, going 100 miles per hour and said they were all drunk. today the chief says he is outraged. >>
with that breaking news, what could be a pretty serious escalation in tensions between the u.s. and iran. >> it centers, this morning, a report, that the iranians have captured an unmanned american drone. for the very latest, we're joined from london by abc's nick schifrin. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. we have no comment on this from the u.s. but the iranians claim they brought down what's known as a scan eagle drone, after it violated iranian air space. it's right now in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. co
authority this that country, many are asking what this may mean in terms of u.s. involvement. but senior administration officials said there's still no plans to arm this group. yet the government hasn't ruled it out. the other issue on the forefront on the president's mind, the u.s. economy and that pending fiscal cliff. are we going to go over the fiscal cliff? >> you know, i remain optimistic that there are enough people of good will in this town that recognize our economy will be much better off, american families will be much better off if we get this done. the most important thing we can do is make sure middle class taxes don't go up on january 1. and i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high income individuals. >> prediction, are you going to be able to raise taxes, yes or no? >> taxes are going to go up one way or another. and i think the key is to make sure that taxes go up on the high end individuals like you and me, barbara. we can afford it. it is entirely possible for us to come up with a deal, but time
to strike the u.s. west coast? >>> the new weapon for drug smugglers. launching marijuana over the border by canons. >>> and what a day for a wedding. 12-12-12. easy for any husband to remember, as brides and grooms say i do around the world. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with sudden horror at the height of the holiday shopping season. a mass gunman opening fire in a crowded suburban shopping mall. >> cell phone video captured the moment when festivities turned to fear in clackamas, oregon, just outside portland. the shooter killing two people before eventually turning the gun on himself. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. [ sirens ] >> reporter: chaos inside a suburban portland mall, as a gunman opened fire on holiday shoppers. >> all of a sudden, we heard a big bang. we covered our ears and we got down. and then, all of a sudden, a matter of five seconds later, we heard rapid fire, bang, bang, bang, bang. and i just took off running. >> reporter: the shots were heard throughout the shopping center. >> it was really loud. and it continued, like 20 times.
or fire the chief. u.s. district court judge will rule whether to approve the deal at a hearing next thursday. >>> in san francisco public safety committee set to review the plan to arm some officers with tasers. chief suhr asked the commissioner august to arm the crisis intervention team with tasers as part of a pilot project. organizers are expected to speak out against that proposal they say it could be deadly. >>> some progress, still a long way to go in the efforts repair massive sinkhole in lafayette. now orinda is facing a sinkhole. alan wang has details. >> reporter: there's plenty of work to be done as the bay area starts to dry out. it took all day to trim this oak tree that fell on a home on powell drive in lafayette. tree cutters will be back and utility and construction crews will be back on month continue view drive which collapsed sunday night. several lines were snapped after debris clogged the culvert. >> they were working on the gasline, would going to restore power, ensuring that a temporary sewer line was in place. >> reporter: they began laying rocks in the creek
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. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets with vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it calls sensible gun
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. she's been treated with anti-coagulants. doctors want to monitor her medication over the next several hours. dierdre bryant, abc news, new york. >>> and to our other major story, the looming fiscal cliff. lawmakers worked through the night to try to reach an agreement. >> without a deal, taxes are set to go up for just about every american. tahman bradley joins us from washington with more on the stalemate. tahman? >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. tension is growing here in washington, after weekend talks failed to lead to a deal. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend, with the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from a massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was
the internal energy agency. they predict the u.s. will be energy independent by 2030. and become the world's largest exporter of oil, surpassing counties like saudi arabia, venezuela, nigeria and even iran. solar, wind and a backyard oil boom has changed the global landscape, and the landscape on our own backyards. we saw it first-hand in kansas. new technologies unearthing previously untapped oil reserves there and across the u.s. the effects already being felt well beyond the gas pump. >> this unconventional revolution in oil and natural gas is already having a big impact on the united states. it has created something like 1.7 million jobs in the last few years. >> reporter: and consider this. the economists at moody's tell us, if gas prices drop another 50 cents this year, it will create another 350,000 jobs by this time next year. and in the next few months, pending no major disruptions, we could seal our grocery bills and the cost of medicines, many of them made out of petroleum, come down, too. >> sharyn alfonsi, thank you so much. >>> and now we turn to see, for the first time, the
that signals a whole new day for the u.s. barbara walters is here right now with what happened at the white house today. barbara? >> reporter: just a year ago this month, i met with president assad in damascus and i questioned him about the slaughter of his people. since then, 40,000 people have been killed. well, today, president obama had some big news. for the first time, he is putting the syrian opposition on the path to be recognized as the new government if and when assad falls. i'd like to talk about syria. do you plan to recognize the opposition and give them some legitimacy? >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people, in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition and obviously with that recognition comes the responsibilities on the part of that coalition. >> reporter: that's a big step. >> it is a big step. there is a small element of those who oppose the assad regime that
in the u.s.. a survey says it nearly a quarter of americans over age ⌜cgkve identified themselves as e-book readers. a 7% jump from last year, on the other hand number of printed book readers dropped 5%. few found that for the first time, amount of people who read e-books and net flix gearing up the city p company waited for a bill that removes restriction on cop companies from sharing video rental history. once it has the green light, users can share which movies they watched with friends on facebook. stocks closing lower on concerns about the fiscal cliff. but erasing earlier losses as news of the u.s. house will discuss the budget in a special talk sunday night. shares of oracle and cisco weighing down. tim cook is one of the companies taking a 99% pay cut this year that is not too bad. valued at $4 million but not getting stock awards last year. last year's check was $378 mill yichblt all the stock awards he got for the past decade.,ogzm that is a good number. >> yes. even for those in the media business, not so bad. we'll let you guys compare that to the calm we get in this busin
now raise the likelihood of the u.s. getting involved. for the first time, dictator assad's forces appear to have fired scud missiles at rebel fighters, missiles that could then be used to carry chemical weapons. it is considered a sign that assad is growing ever more desperate. president obama has said that any use of chemical weapons would prompt a u.s. response. >>> and in money news, the rock-bottom interest rates that have pushed mortgages to record lows will not be going up anytime soon. in a historymaking move, ben bernanke said interest rates will be tied to the jobless rate. he wants the interest rates to stay at the lows until unemployment drops below 6.5%. which he says could take some three years. >>> and a dire warning about a water crisis in the west. a federal report out today warns the colorado river is drying up. and within 50 years, will no longer be able to supply water to seven western states. the report suggests dramatic solutions, including towing icebergs from alaska. critics call the report flawed. say the warning is exaggerated. >>> and if you've ever been
turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have helped repel an attack on a joint u.s./afghan base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. detonating two vehicles packed with explosives and striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. two civilians were also killed. four afghan troupes were also killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> and new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an eight-foot-high overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. mark greenblatt is here with the latest details. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many as three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. just one of thousands of bus crashes that we found happening every year in the u.s., leaving a long trail of injuries and worse. >> just very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> reporter: the entire front of this bus, caved in and the ceiling collapsed, injuring more t
conversion therapy for minors is on hold u.s. district judge ruled late yesterday the state must hold off because of concerns it could infringe on first amendment rights. the ruling only applies to the southern california therapist who are trying to overturn the ban. governor brown signed the ban earlier this year. set to take effect january 1st. >>> britain's kate middleton remains in the hospital following the announcement that she and prince william are expecting their first child. kate is being treated for severe morning sickness which causes severe dehydration and nausea and affects one out of every 285 pregnancies. she is expected to make a full recovery. stay with abc7 morning news katie marzullo will have more. lara spencer is in london and will have a live report coming up at 7:00. >>> traffic and weather together next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside you are looking at the golden gate bridge traffic heading to san francisco, dry here now, rain is on the way, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast. sue hall will check traffic and mass transit. >>> wooing
tomorrow. charlie is accused of attacking and injuring a u.s. park police officer and horse august 6th. animal care and control seized the case nine and deemed him too vicious to stay alive. more than 90,000 sign add online petition to save him. >>> police in half moon bay looking for thief or thiefs who broke into a church and made off with more than $10,000 worth of video equipment. theft happened between wednesday night and sunday afternoon. video camera, two mixers and laptop were taken. police say whoever did it, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbor
begin this monday with daring u.s. military raid thaet saved the life of an american doctor held hostage in afghanistan. it cost a member of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. >> the president said he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our country to stay strong, safe, and free. >> leon panetta added in this fallen hero and our special operator, americans see the highest ideals of citizenship, sacrifice and service upheld. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. to rescue this man, philip jose joseph, an american doctor working for morning star development. >> it's team with lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it, you don't know what you'll find. >> reporter: two colleagues and the doctor were returns from a medical facility when they were kidnapped. they were taken to a mountainous region close to the pakistan border. the afghan captives were released. joseph wasn't. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, they made their move. >> there's a high risk that the hostage him or herself
? then, back in the u.s., we heard from him again. >> thank god, i'm in a place where there's some sanity. >> reporter: and finally, today, in guatemala city, a much calmer mcafee. you did not nor did any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? how stupid would it be? >> reporter: why don't you go to the police, talk to them, hash this all out? >> if only one-tenth of what i'm saying is true, i'm going to go in with a lawyer, things are going to be polite, they're going to say, ah, we're going to have to detain you. do you think the system of justice works in belize like it does in america? it does not. >> reporter: since his glory days in the '80s and '90s, pioneering that anti-virus sopt ware that still pops up on millions of computers, muck afee's journey has twisted and turned. in 2009, he lick by dated his assets, telling "nightline" -- >> it's been reported you are worth $100 million. >> that may have been true. >> reporter: then, he moved to belize and bought this seaside compound. but the skies darkened for him, he said, when he refused to bribe the government. he starte
appearance. >>> apple's ceo says the company will begin manufacturing one of is computers in the u.s. apple plan to spend more than 100 million dollars building mac computers. cook says apple has a responsibility to create jobs but didn't say where in the u.s. this manufacturing will take place. apple manufactured and assembled many products in the u.s. until the late 90s. >>> meteorologist mike nicco ahead -- >>> four storms are gone, pattern is changing, sunshine, you can see it breaking out as we look from emeryville towards san francisco, we'll talk about how warm it is going to be in the afternoons where you can expect fog the next couple of mornings and your raiders' forecast. >>> the duchess of cambridge walked out of a hospital today. here what prince charles had to say this morning. >>> new morning after three days and three nights in a london hospital the duchess of cambridge is now resting at kensington palace. she walked out smiling and waving. her husband prince william by her side. she was being treated for a severe form of morning sickness. the royal couple thanked hospital s
to the supreme court to be more level headed and more royal to their boss, the u.s. constitution. >> both sides do agree on one thing. the fate will likely race on a californian who decides controversial cases. >> the swing vote is anthony kennedy from sacramento. >> i think he's our hope. >> high court we'll take a look at the constitutional of doma which shuts doubt benefits for same-sex marriage couples ruling foz both cases expected by june. >> thank you. >> defense of marriage act signed into law in 1996. in february, 2004, san francisco began)cuh issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop in march. in 2005 california legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. but waits vetoed by governor schwartzeneggar. three years later put to a vote. prop 8 passes banning same-sex marriage. and 2010, prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. >> we'll have more on the question at 6:00. let's move on to other news. a major road in eastern contra costa county is closed because of a fatal car crash. sky 7 is over the scene. you're looking at aftermath of a terrible head on collision. the c
as soon as it becomes available. >>> john mcafee says he wants to return home to the u.s.. he recorded the rambling message at a guatemalan detention center and repeated his deep fear of the government of belize. >> it is believed belize is not a corrupt government that it does not lie that it would not execute people, without the judicial process this is untrue. >> mcafee says he was denied asylum in guatemala, because the country is about to sign a peace treaty with belize settling a border dispute. he and his 20-year-old girlfriend are fighting extradition to belize where he's wanted for questioning about the murder of his neighbor. >>> livermore man at the center of a theft investigation says the whole thing is a misunderstanding. this security video of the incident is posted on youtube itch according to livermore police, the man -- entering the front porch of a home on walnut street and taking items lives in the same neighborhood as the victim. he admitted being the person but says he was picking up cigarette butts from an ashtray. >>> quick thinking and training saved two laundry
to avoid police, but he spent the last week in a detention facility. today he was flown to the u.s. john mcafee was being held in a detention center in guatemala for immigration violations after he escaped questioning in bough lead about the murder of one of his neighbors. his miami hotel he described to reporters what happened when his plane landed in the u.s. >> they had everybody sit down they said is john mcafee on the plane, then please come forward. they said we are here to help you. please come with us. >> if they want to come here and talk to me, i would be more than happy to talk. >> he told bloomburg news he was concerned about police in belize putting their hands on him. he explained what he meant by that. >> grabbing me, collecting me, doing what they they want to do with me. >> if you read my blog for seven months i have been speaking out against the government openly, angrily. i am a thorn in their side and they want to shut me up. now they can't shut me up. >> it is unclear what if anything will happen now that he is in the states. the u.s. attorney's office and marshals o
last night that he would happily talk to officials from belize, if they came to the u.s.. when asked if he was worried about extradition to belize? he said no. >> i'm not worried if i'm in front of a court they will not me back i have tons of evidence about the corruption. >> reporter: mcafee has long blogged about police and government corruption in belize he says that is the reason he does not want to talk on their turf. he has not been charged with any crime and multiple agencies in the u.s. say there is no active arrest warrant. as to his state of mind passengers on his plane say he seemed calm. he told reporters at the hotel he no idea why he was in miami. he said he was looking forward to having fast food and sushi. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> fire them what the governor told caltrans to do with a private firm. caltrans agreed to spend 9.8 million dollars to bring in outside pr people. governor's office was embarrassed because the high cost would look improper give the -- given the state's financial woes. >>> 4:47. two weather events this morning one is the chilly temperatur
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are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does review prop 8, a ruling will come -- before june if the justices refuse to hear the case lower court decision declaring the ban unconstitutional would stand allowing weddings to resume within days. stay with the abc7 morning news if announcement comes during this newscast we'll buy it to you right way. >>> storm watch in the aftermath of weekend storms that hit northern california one of the hardest hit areas in a lafayette neighborhood big sinkhole there we have a reporter on scene we'll tell you more. on mountain view near mount diablo boulevard. we'll check in with amy hollyfield. >>> people who live in a vallejo mobile home park are back home after being flooded out over the weekend. the mobile park was under water yesterd
to get to new details about the american doctor saved in afghanistan and the u.s. serviceman who died in the valiant rescue. >> officials confirm a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6 the elite squad, that killed osama bin laden, died in the raid that freed the colorado man being held hostage. abc's muhammed lila has the latest. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. joint american and afghanistan special forces raid to rescue this man, dr. joseph, an american doctor working for colorado based charity morning star development. >> this is a team that has had lots of training on hostage rescues. until you get in there and do it you never know what you will find. >> reporter: here's how it went down. wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic when kidnapped at a checkpoint along the highway by armed militants. they were taken to a mountainous region, afghan captives were released, but joseph wasn't, spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >>
intelligence counsel expects china will become the world's biggest economic power. but the u.s. remains the dominant military superpower and will become energy independent overall. we can expect to have 8.3 billion people on the planet. >>> as for more immediate concerns, the fiscal cliff is one day closer, with a stalemate over heading off huge tax increases and deep spending cuts at the start of the new year. president obama and house speaker john boehner are keeping tight-lipped about those talks. in michigan on monday, the president warned going over the fiscal cliff will cost jobs and send the country in a downward spiral. >>> colorado is now the second state after washington in which marijuana is now legal. that became the law yesterday, when the governor put a voter-approved amendment into the state's constitution. the implementation of the law will be worked out by a special task force. in a statement, the u.s. attorney noted that pot remains illegal, though, under federal law. >>> well, family and friends are remembering that navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life to rescue an america
. >>> good morning, everybody. happy friday. we do begin today with breaking news. word of deepening u.s. military involvement in the face of fears that the bloody syria will spill over that country's borders. >> reports this morning say defense secretary, leon panetta has signed the order to send 2 patriot missile batteries, as well as 400 american troops, to turkey. they're being deployed to help protect turkey against a possible missile attack or chemical weapons from syria. and the moves comes as international support for syria's ruthless dictator is fading. the head of nato says the collapse of bashar al assad's regime is just a matter of time. and there are conflicting reports that his most powerful ally, russia, may be preparing for his defeat. rebels are gaining ground outside the capital and have defied every effort to defeat them. >>> there's some confusion over where former south african president nelson mandela is being treated. government officials there say they are protecting his privacy not confirming which hospital is treating him. >> the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon
the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff. milk prices could spike $2 or $3 a gallon, because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. some are calling that dairy cliff. live in new york, wendy gillette. >> wendy gillette in new york. thank you. >>> the country has lost one of its great warriors. tributes are pouring in this morning for retired general norman schwarzkopf. the general died yesterday in tampa after a battle with pneumonia. schwarzkopf commanded "operation desert storm" that drove iraqi forces from kuwait. in retirement, he championed causes. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> now, to former president george h.w. bush's condition. his chief of staff says he will be in the hospital for a while. the 41st president is recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis with a series of complications. she says that mr. bush is getting excellent medical treatment in houston. and she would ask that people put the heart back into the closet. interesting. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is planning to return to wo
on what happened in the days before the violence. >>> case dismissed. the u.s. open ref accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug walks free. >> i'm just thrilled. thrilled. get back to my life. >> why she always knew justice would be served around her name cleared. we go one on one. >>> and bite fright, caught on tape. that little girl feeding a dolphin at sea world, holding her empty plate in the air when the dolphin leaps up, looking for more. we'll talk to her live. the message her parents have for everyone this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. hope you all had a great weekend. happy monday to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to be here. >> it will be warm in washington today, but that high-stakes stalemate is not getting any better. that fiscal cliff, just 29 days until everyone's taxes go up and the white house and congress are absolutely deadlocked right now. >> both sides seeming farther apart than ever. both sides saying, it's your turn to blame. we'll see what happens. >>> also this morning, startling video. it's a little tough to watch
outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
about what their marriage is going to be. >> the u.s. supreme court has said it will hear both cases, both proposition 8 case affecting california, and the defense of marriage act affecting everybody in the country. we expect a decision by june. mark matthews abc 7 news. >> right now in the south play bai, police trying to contact the owner of a youth consignment lot. we first brought you the story last night at 11:00. car owners are converging on sunnyvale motors looking for answers. the lot has been empty since sunday. the owner cannot be found. sunnyvale motors sold cars for owner who's turned over their pink slips. >> the car we're keeping. >> 40,000. >> 40,000s sndz. >> yes. >> they're in disbelief. they can't believe they've got swindled. it's sad listening to their story autos a mechanic says cars were towed off the lot on friday. the tow truck company told abc 7 news they're taken to auction. no charges have yet been filed against the owner. >> the police officer union says the department riched a dipping point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than
thursday are expected to show modest increase in retail sales last month. three u.s. cities with lowest unemployment, all in north dakota, bismarck in october 2.2%, fargo second, 2.8%, grand forks 3.1. skyfall back to number one, pulling in 11 million dollars from a sluggish weekend. >>> 5:13. live look from roof camera outside you can see the ferry building top left a sliver of moon, mike is telling us warm for this time of year. forecast coming up. >>> community-based radio station hopes to get back on the air after it was targeted by vandals. they provided these images showing what vandals did. the general manager discovered the damage yesterday. [ unintelligible ] it is not the first time someone has targeted the situation. >> three times in this summer over the summer and now the fall, definitely something they are trying to target us. >> last year someone spray painted raciest words on the studios in vallejo. the station called itself the voice of vallejo and markets heavily to the bay area's african-american community. >>> john mcafee says he wants to come back to the u.s. and se
to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured. >>> hewlett-packard facing new suit from a shareholder accusing the company of making false claims over acquisition of the british software giant autonomy last month american panel wrote down.8.8 million dollars citing accounting mistakes the suit says hp represented the original value, hp is reviewing the claim. their lowest level of the year, better news analysts say they will continue to drop. national tafrpblg below the $3.27 a gallon mark drivers were paying january 1st of this year. prices dropped for the past 27 days, energy experts predict prices could fall further, prices with will aren't 20 cents a gallon less than in -- will run 20 cents a gallon less -- >>> [ inaudible ] >> deadly attack that left four americans dead, including a bay area native. events happening now on capitol hill as the investigation into . >>> live doppler seeing clouds north bay some radar returns blue variety not making it to the
. an attorney says it's worth more than $1 billion, the largest settlement in u.s. history. toyota recalled 14 million vehicles world wide, because of acceleration problems in several models and brake defect was the prius. a judge must approve this settlem% despite recalls toyota said set to overtake general motors toyota lost the top spot in 2011 when sales were hit by the earthquake and tsunami. >> holidays gave less than stellar sales to retailer autos cory johnson joins with us your bloomberg after the bell report. cory? >> hi, good after the. online brick and mortar companies not feeling too cheery this day after christmas. numbers show that growth is slowing according to mastercard advisor spending pulse. yes that is the name of the seven-tenths of a percent this year. mastercard has online sales rose 8.4% to $48 billion we havewell off last year's rate of growth. not all predictions says the sales should rise 16% this holiday season. that compares to 15% last year kÑ come core, ibm says online sales on christmas day grew 22% up from 60% growth rate last year. shares of research in mot
stopped to help. the victim did not live at the apartments but his family does. >> we're learning the u.s. marine driving was not targeted. these images captured about the blown outside window on the car. pgx was a random shooting. he heard shots fired and southbound lanes shut down more than an hour. police are still investigating. >> oakland police investigating the death of an innocent bystander. a 47-year-old is the city's 124th homicide victim of 2012. the grandmother struck and killed last night on international boulevard before 6:00 during a gun battle taking place between people on the other side of the street. nick smith will have more on the story at 5:00. >> in san francisco, a firefighter taken to the homt for smoke inhalation after battling an apartment fire in the city ocean view district that started on the second floor of this building this morning. the 25 residents were evacuated and being helped bit red cross. the cause of the fire is still under investigation.z> pg&e's plan won approval today. >> under the plan, pg&e will test 800 miles of pipeline and replace 200 m
11th attack on benghazi is critical of bureaucrats. the attack killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, a bay area native. now, wlif more on that report. >> three state department officials resigned today. after release of the report. it says there was failure at all levels of the state department, but places blame at the assistant secretary level. failures resulted in an inadequate security plan. the report on the september 11th attack on the u.s. diplomatic outpost in benghazi posts to failures in leadership and management deficiencies. saying repeated requests to washington for security upgrades had been denied. u.s. staffing was inadequate and local libyan forces were poorly skilled and local guards, unarmed. communities between benghazi, tripoli and washington were good the night of the attack there wasn't enough time for forces to get there. >> we had a lot of forces in europe, at sea andmo on land, t was not, it is not reasonable that they could have responded. in a timely way this, is over in a matter of about 20 or 30 minute ootz report says u.s. security at the consu
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still has money and won't rule out going back to the u.s. matt guttmann, abc news, guatemala city. >>> a federal judge in new york says a suit by roman catholics against the new health care law can go forward. the archdiocese of new york and two other groups are suing over the requirement that they must provide insurance coverage for birth control. the government had asked for that suit to be thrown out. the requirement does not take effect until just over a year from now. so the bottom line is, look, the health care law will come into effect. the government says, look, we're going to make some exemptions for religious folks don't want to provide birth control because of their religious reason. they're saying look, this lawsuit is premature we are not yet done defining exemptions give us time. but the -- you know, some of the church groups are saying, wait a minute, no. we don't trust that word. want to take action now. in new york, the biggest archdiocese says this will cost $200 million a year if it goes through. so, again, what the exemptions are not yet clear. but the chump gr
iran said its elite republican guard has captured a u.s. spy drone over its airspace, showing it off on television. the u.s. navy denies it. martha raddatz has the latest on the tit for tat. >>> december heat wave. record-breaking temperatures, now sending the eastern half of the country back to the beach, as a brand-new storm is on track to wallop the west with heavy rain. areas already flooded this week, right in its path. >>> and caught on tape. the astonishing video from a routine traffic stop. watch this shocking surprise for police, as they surround a suspicious vehicle, revealing a young kidnap victim taken from his job. how did police find him just in the nick of time? >>> and little rain out in times square. good morning, everyone. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas right here. and there is lara, standing by in london with all the latest on the big baby news. we have a lot to go to on that. >>> also at home, new developments in the tax showdown in washington. a deal has to get done by january 1st or everyone's taxes will go up. we'll talk about what i
: if the regime crumbles, the u.s. fears the weapons could be transferred to hezbollah or fall into groups like al qaeda. knowing what you do about the facilities, the security, do you worry that these weapons will fall into the wrong hands? yes, he said. there's an extremely big concern they'll fall into other hands. he said he was interviewed by the cia when he left syria. now he's pleading for money and weapons from the u.s. so he can lead a brigade of fighters back into syria to secure those sites. alex marquardt, abc news, on the turkey-syria border. >> the major general gave an interview back in september. so several weeks back and says during his time there, we were in a serious discussion about the use of chemical weapons, including how we would use them and in what areas. we discussed this as a last resort. such as if the regime lost control of important areas such as aleppo. so not that we have them, but details have been discussed. >> he's the second in charge. he says that assad's forces are already spraying pesticides and dropping white phosphorous. claims that were also made by the o
will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption. the current plan calls for tunneling to extend into the area
whether they'll review the legality. the high court did not take action on several cases involving u.s. defense of marriage act. the high courts next conference to consider pending appeals is this friday. >> the oscar grant case is in court today again. he was a shot in 2009. attorneys for other officers involved in this shooting are appealing a ruling they're not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mezery guilty. >> the head of san francisco muni has a plan to appease critics of the controversial central subway project. the muni chief wants tochl tend the line through china town, north, and into north beach as you can see on the map. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater. residents have been vocal. the current plan calls for tunneling to extend into the area so drilling can be used to excavate and be brought to the surface. he says the extension depends on funding for project. >> coming up takeout containers could get the squeeze in one city. >> and royal buzz over the reason the duchess of cambridge is in the hospital. it's a conditi
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will lose benefits. >> california has cut much of the safety net. >> thank you. >> a new u.s. court out this morning says china will soon outrank the united states as leading economic power. findings show china economy growing in a healthier face than hours and forecast by year 2030 asia will surprise north america in terms of global power. >> well, bart passengers have just over a week to sound off plan to triple parking rates over the next two years currently drivers either park free or park $1 per day to park. this plan would allow 50 cents increases twice per year. >> bart does need to raise revenue. on the other hand, it can be a hardship. >> stations have pricing based on demand. just a 50% hike generating about $5 million for bart. >> gas prices continue to fall. the survey over the weekend finds prices dropped 46 cents=> nationally. the maze now $3.38 a gallon saying prices should continue to fall. here in the bay area, drivers are paying 3 plt $70 for a gallon of regular. >> still to come here at 5:00 the colorful food that's could help women avoid breast cancer. >> a man takes
. while they claim the launch of a weather satellite was their only motivation, what the u.s. and the u.n. have voiced concern that such a rocket could potentially carry a warhead as far away as los angeles. it is one more giant head ache for president obama. much more on "good morning america." >>> coming up, behind the corsets and conniving that make "downton abbey" the biggest hit on public television. >>> abc news "nightline" brought to you by "promised land." i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer up to 9 months. [ male announcer ] because enbrel®, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other canc
to reporters what happened when his plane landed in the u.s. >> they had everybody sit down they said is john mcafee on the plane, then please come forward. they said we are here to help you. come here want to come here and talk to me, i would be more than happy to talk. >> he told bloomburg news he was concerned about police in belize putting their hands on him. he explained what he meant by that. >> grabbing me, collecting me, doing what they they want to do with me. >> if you read my blog for seven months i have been speaking out against the government openly, angrily. i am a thorn in their side and they want to shut me up. now they can't shut me up. >> it is unclear what if anything will happen now that he is in the states. the u.s. attorney's office and marshals office does not know what will happen. >>> a murder pluses with justin bieber was foiled when they tuck a wrong person. dana martin a convicted killer imprisoned in new mexico. martin has an image of bieber on his leg and plotted to kill him after his attempts to contact the singer failed. his so-called hit men were on the way to
. >> what a picture. >> u.n. ambassador -- to the u.s., susan rice will not be the next secretary of state. she were you from consideration, saying the confirmation would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. she was considered the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, who is expected to step down. but she faced criticism from senate republicans over her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libbia. the president accepted the withdrawal, but noted the unfair and misleading attacks leveled against her. still no deal on the fiscal cliff, following an unschedule the meeting at the white house this afternoon, between president obama and house speaker john boehner. they met for an hour, with both sides saying only that the two had a frank discussion. president obama and boehner have struggled to break their impasse over taxes. the president wants a rate hike on the top 2% of the income earners. boehner opposes that fiercely. a deal must be reach bide december 31 to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the combination of tax increases and spending cuts. >> a san raphael mot
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